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Thursday, May 26th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
    - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents A Song At Twilight. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or shakespearenj.org
     
           
  • - To encourage the public to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle, this day celebrates the health, taste and convenience benefits of fruits & vegetables.
     
           

Friday, May 27th, 2016

  • | 8:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Next to Normal, Musical, Drama
    - In this contemporary musical and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a suburban household copes with crisis and the unpredictability of a mother's worsening bipolar disorder. Written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt; Directed by Stan Barber. Starring: April Sigler as Diana, Richard Boyer as Dan, Brian Petty as Gabe, Kelly Baron as Natalie, Joshua Boyer as Henry and Jonny Dive as Dr. Madden/Fine.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
    - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents A Song At Twilight. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or shakespearenj.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Kids, animals; museum; children; family fun
    - Skip the cartoons and spend Saturday Mornings at the Stickley Museum! This new series of quality children’s programs aims to educate and entertain young audiences about values Gustav Stickley held dear, like the value of home and our place in the natural world.

    Get up close and personal with animals in a fun and safe environment. This 30-minute show introduces children to wild, exotic and farm animals. Kids will learn about each animal, their natural habitat, and what we can do to protect their homes—they’ll even get to pet some of the animals! Each animal was rescued by Happy Tales Animal Sanctuary, given a loving, permanent home and has an amazing story that is sure to leave you with an ear-to-ear smile!
    Saturdays, May 14 and May 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
    $8 Children; $8 Adults
    Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973.540.0311.
     
           
  • | 8:00pm - 10:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Next to Normal, Musical, Drama
    - In this contemporary musical and winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a suburban household copes with crisis and the unpredictability of a mother's worsening bipolar disorder. Written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt; Directed by Stan Barber. Starring: April Sigler as Diana, Richard Boyer as Dan, Brian Petty as Gabe, Kelly Baron as Natalie, Joshua Boyer as Henry and Jonny Dive as Dr. Madden/Fine.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
    - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents A Song At Twilight. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or shakespearenj.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1961, this Nobel Prize- winning human rights organization was founded by London lawyer Peter Benenson after he read about two Portuguese students arrested for drinking a toast to freedom.
    A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally and are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. For information go to http://www.amnesty.org.
     
           

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
    - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents A Song At Twilight. For tickets, call 973-408-5600 or shakespearenj.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded on this day in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy. It is especially important in the founding and protection of our national parks.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The Indianapolis 500 is an automobile race held annually at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, an enclave suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. The event is held over Memorial Day weekend, which is typically the last weekend in May.
     
           

Monday, May 30th, 2016

  • | All Day | Government, Politics, Municipal Holiday
    - Municipal Holiday - Township Offices & Schools closed
     
           
  • | Recycling, No Solid Waste/Recycling Pick-up
    - No Solid Waste/Recycling Pick-up
     
           
  • | Military, Annual Sparta Memorial Day Parade hosted by the VFW, 10am
    - Annual Sparta Memorial Day Parade hosted by the VFW,10am (begins at East Shore Trail, up Mohawk & ends at the Library)
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Auditions, Children, Musical, Summer
    - Performance dates: July 9 - 23 (Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM, July 15 @ 7PM plus select weekdays @ 10AM)

    Casting performers ages 13 and older. Please come prepared to sing (a song will be provided at the audition) and read from the script.

    An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, Paper Mill Playhouse
    - Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn presents West Side Story thru June 26th
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. The ASPCA sponsors this important observance to promote adopting cats from local shelters. For information visit http://www.spca.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2 Nights of Fireworks, Rides, International Food, Vendors, Crafts,
    - The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival

    Our Cause
    The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival is a non-profit event that will support the children of St Michael School a member of the Catholic Academy of Sussex County. All proceeds will be used to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning.

    Our Goal
    Placing a focus on developing and encouraging the full potential of children, we plan to create a family oriented event that becomes a favorite for the surrounding communities as the “key event” to kick-off summer fun.

    Our Festival
    Includes: 30+ Ride & Games, 2 nights of our Signature Fireworks Show Spectacular, Expansive International Food Items and Vendor sales, Beer and Wine Garden, Music stage – delivering non-stop music and acts, Daily events – contests, showcases, and activities for the whole family.

    Location, Where to Find Us
    Set in picturesque Northern New Jersey, the SMS Italian Festival will be held @The Concert Field in Historic Waterloo Village. Conveniently located from Routes 80, 206 and 46. Waterloo Village, part of the NJ State Park system is widely recognized and visited for festivals and events by members of NJ, PA and NY states.

    Dates & Times to Remember – 4 Day event: Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5 2016
    o Thurs 5pm – 10pm
    o Friday 5pm – 11pm
    o Sat 12pm – 11pm
    o Sun 11am – 10pm
    Waterloo Concert Field
    1053 Waterloo Rd Stanhope, NJ 07874 Stanhope NJ 07874
    SMS Italian Festival 973.347.0039 info@smsitalianfest.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Selena Gomez at Prudential Center. For tkts, visit PruCenter.com
    - Selena Gomez at Prudential Center. For tkts, visit PruCenter.com
     
           
  • | Schools and Education, Orchestra Concert, Sparta HS
    - Orchestra Concert, Sparta HS
     
           

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

  • | 5:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2 Nights of Fireworks, Rides, International Food, Vendors, Crafts,
    - The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival

    Our Cause
    The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival is a non-profit event that will support the children of St Michael School a member of the Catholic Academy of Sussex County. All proceeds will be used to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning.

    Our Goal
    Placing a focus on developing and encouraging the full potential of children, we plan to create a family oriented event that becomes a favorite for the surrounding communities as the “key event” to kick-off summer fun.

    Our Festival
    Includes: 30+ Ride & Games, 2 nights of our Signature Fireworks Show Spectacular, Expansive International Food Items and Vendor sales, Beer and Wine Garden, Music stage – delivering non-stop music and acts, Daily events – contests, showcases, and activities for the whole family.

    Location, Where to Find Us
    Set in picturesque Northern New Jersey, the SMS Italian Festival will be held @The Concert Field in Historic Waterloo Village. Conveniently located from Routes 80, 206 and 46. Waterloo Village, part of the NJ State Park system is widely recognized and visited for festivals and events by members of NJ, PA and NY states.

    Dates & Times to Remember – 4 Day event: Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5 2016
    o Thurs 5pm – 10pm
    o Friday 5pm – 11pm
    o Sat 12pm – 11pm
    o Sun 11am – 10pm
    Waterloo Concert Field
    1053 Waterloo Rd Stanhope, NJ 07874 Stanhope NJ 07874
    SMS Italian Festival 973.347.0039 info@smsitalianfest.com
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Live, Magic, Show, Daress, Theater, Magic On Main, First Friday, SAM 168
    - The Daress Theater and the Society of American Magicians Assembly 168 proudly present thier next full evening show "Magic On Main". Join us at the Daress Theater at 7:30 PM tho see a full stage magic show as well as talented close-up magicians before, after, and even during the show at the intermission. $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. Come out and join us! A fantastic live show at a great theater!!

    The doors open at 7:30 PM and the show starts at 8pm. Make sure to arrive early to see our strolling close-up magicians in the lobby, and in the theater itself before, and after the show, as well as during our show intermission.

    Please come to Main St. Boonton early to take a stroll up and down Main St. to see other vendors celebrating Boonton's "First Fridays" event for June.

    Daress Theater
    615 Main St. Boonton NJ 07005
    S. Patrick Toman 570.242.6821 damagician@verizon.net
  • | All Day | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 27th Annual Crawfish Fest
    - 27th Annual Crawfish Fest, Sussex County Fairgrounds thru June 5th. http://www.crawfishfest.com
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Summer Arts Camp for Kids
    - Summer Arts Camp for Kids at the Arts Council, 2 weeks sessions to be held in July, sponsored by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council in Newton. For dates and info call the SCAHC @ 973-383-0027 or visit http://www.scahc.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

  • | 12:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2 Nights of Fireworks, Rides, International Food, Vendors, Crafts,
    - The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival

    Our Cause
    The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival is a non-profit event that will support the children of St Michael School a member of the Catholic Academy of Sussex County. All proceeds will be used to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning.

    Our Goal
    Placing a focus on developing and encouraging the full potential of children, we plan to create a family oriented event that becomes a favorite for the surrounding communities as the “key event” to kick-off summer fun.

    Our Festival
    Includes: 30+ Ride & Games, 2 nights of our Signature Fireworks Show Spectacular, Expansive International Food Items and Vendor sales, Beer and Wine Garden, Music stage – delivering non-stop music and acts, Daily events – contests, showcases, and activities for the whole family.

    Location, Where to Find Us
    Set in picturesque Northern New Jersey, the SMS Italian Festival will be held @The Concert Field in Historic Waterloo Village. Conveniently located from Routes 80, 206 and 46. Waterloo Village, part of the NJ State Park system is widely recognized and visited for festivals and events by members of NJ, PA and NY states.

    Dates & Times to Remember – 4 Day event: Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5 2016
    o Thurs 5pm – 10pm
    o Friday 5pm – 11pm
    o Sat 12pm – 11pm
    o Sun 11am – 10pm
    Waterloo Concert Field
    1053 Waterloo Rd Stanhope, NJ 07874 Stanhope NJ 07874
    SMS Italian Festival 973.347.0039 info@smsitalianfest.com
  • | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Auditions, Children, Musical, Summer
    - Performance dates: July 9 - 23 (Saturdays @ 11AM & 2PM, July 15 @ 7PM plus select weekdays @ 10AM)

    Casting performers ages 13 and older. Please come prepared to sing (a song will be provided at the audition) and read from the script.

    An original retelling of the classic story you know and love. Written by Stan Barber and Richard Boyer ; Directed by Stan Barber.
    Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
    23 Lake Shore Road Budd Lake NJ 07828
    Karen Boyer 973.691.2100 karen@paxamicus.com
  • | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Museum; New Orleans; Newcomb Pottery; Arts and Crafts
    - In honor of the rich history of Newcomb Pottery, which originated at Tulane University in New Orleans, the Stickley Museum will host NOLA Night on Saturday, June 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a party celebrating the singular tastes and sounds of the Big Easy. The evening will feature live jazz, Cajun-style heavy hors d’oeuvres, signature NOLA cocktails, and the museum’s special exhibition: Early Newcomb Pottery from the Barbara and Henry Fuldner Collection. Masks and beads will be provided!

    Before the party starts, guests who upgrade to the VIP package will be treated to an exclusive Inside the Exhibition panel discussion, featuring Barbara Fuldner, Marilee Meyer and Adrienne Spinozzi. The panel will provide an in-depth look into the development of the collection, the genesis of the exhibition, and the history and legacy of Newcomb Pottery. The VIP package also includes a complimentary exhibition catalogue.

    Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
    $40 (Party only), 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    $65 VIP Package (NOLA Night Party + Panel Discussion & Catalogue), 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or by calling 973-540-0311.
    The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
    2352 Route 10 West Morris Plains NJ 07950
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Waterloo Village Antiques Fair
    - Waterloo Village Antiques Fair, 10am - 6pm
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 11PM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - World War II naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
     
           

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

  • | 11:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, 2 Nights of Fireworks, Rides, International Food, Vendors, Crafts,
    - The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival

    Our Cause
    The 3rd Annual SMS Italian Festival is a non-profit event that will support the children of St Michael School a member of the Catholic Academy of Sussex County. All proceeds will be used to provide a safe and healthy environment for learning.

    Our Goal
    Placing a focus on developing and encouraging the full potential of children, we plan to create a family oriented event that becomes a favorite for the surrounding communities as the “key event” to kick-off summer fun.

    Our Festival
    Includes: 30+ Ride & Games, 2 nights of our Signature Fireworks Show Spectacular, Expansive International Food Items and Vendor sales, Beer and Wine Garden, Music stage – delivering non-stop music and acts, Daily events – contests, showcases, and activities for the whole family.

    Location, Where to Find Us
    Set in picturesque Northern New Jersey, the SMS Italian Festival will be held @The Concert Field in Historic Waterloo Village. Conveniently located from Routes 80, 206 and 46. Waterloo Village, part of the NJ State Park system is widely recognized and visited for festivals and events by members of NJ, PA and NY states.

    Dates & Times to Remember – 4 Day event: Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5 2016
    o Thurs 5pm – 10pm
    o Friday 5pm – 11pm
    o Sat 12pm – 11pm
    o Sun 11am – 10pm
    Waterloo Concert Field
    1053 Waterloo Rd Stanhope, NJ 07874 Stanhope NJ 07874
    SMS Italian Festival 973.347.0039 info@smsitalianfest.com
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Waterloo Village Antiques Fair
    - Waterloo Village Antiques Fair, 11am - 5pm
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Great Swamp Bonsai Society Open House, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Twp., 9am
    - Great Swamp Bonsai Society Open House, Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Twp., 9am - 4pm
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is the one day each year that people around the world come together to recognize the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.
     
           

Monday, June 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1944, Allied Forces landed in Normandy the north coast of France.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day in 1933 Richard Hollingshead opened America's first drive-in movie theater in Camden NJ. At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across the US.
     
           

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Friday, June 10th, 2016

  • | Arts and Entertainment, MPAC
    - MPAC in Morristown: Manhattan Comedy Night, 8pm
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio, AA's stated "primary purpose" is to help alcoholics "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety". With other early members Bill Wilson and Bob Smith developed AA's Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development.
     
           

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

  • | 12:30pm - 1:30pm | Kids, museum; children; family fun; puppet show
    - Skip the cartoons and spend Saturday Mornings at the Stickley Museum! This new series of quality children’s programs aims to educate and entertain young audiences about values Gustav Stickley held dear, like the value of home and our place in the natural world.

    The Touring Company of the Paper Moon Puppet Theater presents Punch and Judy and the Three Little Lambs, a classic puppet show production sure to delight young spectators. Share the fun as the three little lambs foil their old nemesis Mr. BBW Wolf. This 50-minute show begins with an interactive session as puppeteers stroll through the audience with marionettes.
    Saturdays, June 11 at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    $8 Children; $8 Adults
    Advance registration required; purchase tickets online or call 973.540.0311.

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Butterfly Bonanza, Pyramid Mountain, Montville, noon - 4pm
    - Butterfly Bonanza, Pyramid Mountain, Montville, noon - 4pm
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Final race of the "Triple Crown". Traditionally run on the 5th Saturday after the Kentucky Derby. For information visit http://www.nyra.com
     
           

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - In 1987 standing at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, US President Ronald Reagan gave one of the most powerful speeches of his career. The wall was finally opened in 1989.
     
           

Monday, June 13th, 2016

  • | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Junior Woman's Club of Sparta Mtg., Homer's Restaurant, 7:30pm
    - Junior Woman's Club of Sparta Mtg., Homer's Restaurant, 7:30pm
     
           

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